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Martyn Bilby, of GJ's Fish and Chips, will be starring in Come Dine With Me. Picture: Liz Mockler D8251LM
Martyn Bilby, of GJ's Fish and Chips, will be starring in Come Dine With Me. Picture: Liz Mockler D8251LM
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THIS pair are expected to cook up a storm in the latest episodes of television competition Come Dine With Me.

Doncaster duo Barry Hill and Martyn Bilby will star in five episodes of the cult series next week.

The entire five-day run of the programme, which sees contestants take it in turns to host dinner parties, has been shot in Doncaster.

Barry, 52, from Harlington, who boats a swimming pool in his garden, “channelled Keith Floyd” when it came to his turn to host by swigging from a bottle of alcohol as he cooked.

And it seemed the wine was flowing when it was the amusement arcade machine provider’s turn to host.

He said: “I wanted to try and get them in my swimming pool but it was too late. The last guest left at 6.30am and the filming crew left at 8am.

“I am looking forward to seeing it. You never know how they are going to try and portray you. I think they were trying to portray me like Peter Stringfellow but I am not that type of guy.”

Barry, who runs BH Enterprises, is being well-supported by his local, the Harlington Inn, which is holding daily screenings of the programme.

He is joined in the programme by Martyn, manager of GJ’s Fish and Chips in the Frenchgate Centre. The pair struck up a friendship during filming.

Martyn, 41, of Cusworth, pulled out all of the stops with his signature dish “Swan Lake” - described as a chocolate éclair swan on a blue jelly lake.

He said: “It was a fantastic experience. I’m happy to have met such a great guy as Barry.”

Martyn, who used to run Martyn’s Plaice in Cusworth, trained as a chef and said he aimed for Michelin-starred cooking.

Other contestants are insurance worker Zoe Prince from Bessacarr, trading standards manager Tracey Hewer from Cantley and Latvian lecturer Signe Jase from Doncaster town centre.

It will air at 5pm Monday to Friday on Channel 4.